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Caged Bird: The Soul that Sings Unchained ...

I am hoping to help raise urgently needed funds for IiME because this horrendous disease MUST be treated and cured!

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We fund biomedical research into ME to create a strategy for cure/treatment

Charity Registration No. 1153730


*waves manically hello*

Welcome to my JustGiving page in aid of ME Awareness Month: May 2014.

(This doesn't mean you can't still donate in November 2015! ;) )

So, folks, my story ... well ... it's basically a book all by itself (or will be someday, apparently ...), but, in the meantime, the video I have painstakingly created over a period of weeks should hopefully suffice enough to get a bit of dosh thrown my way for Invest in ME!  

I have now, as of November 2014's editing of this page, allowed the video on the Let's Do It For ME YouTube channel, AND, what's more, done another one, to mark my twentieth anniversary of contracting ME.

My decision to possibly "go viral" (well, you never know!) is due to wanting to raise as much money as possible. Indeed, in terms of it being FULLY online, so to speak, I haven't stopped shaking yet ...

My blog posts relating to this can be found here:

and here:

ME is a horrific disease, like several diseases rolled into one; it affects EVERY system and shows no mercy to sex, race or age: it can strike anyone. Whatever the cause, whatever the reason, it obliterates everything in its path and leaves its victims subsisting with a living death and countless symptoms one can only hope to partially control on a minute-by-minute basis, every hour of every day of every year it continues.

Invest in ME are the ONLY charity really PUSHING vehemently against the barriers trapping those suffering with ME in a vicious circle, and they need as much money as possible to keep rolling in to give us any chance of treatment and, eventually, a cure, as well as a diagnostic test to determine strains, types and potential causes.

So, thank you so *very* much in advance from the bottom of my heart for your time, interest and, well, money!

*big grin*

*blows kisses*

*offers tissues, just in case*

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